WATCH: John Oliver Tears Down Trump’s Wall

On last night’s Last Week Tonight, John Oliver took aim at Trump’s dream of a giant wall separating the border between the U.S. and Mexico–and, my god, it was really, really beautiful.

While Trump has said on various occasions that the wall would cost anywhere from $4 billion to $12 billion dollars, Oliver tallies the actual cost of the materials he would need to build a 35-foot wall and pay for the labor (excluding the cost of what would need to be done to the ground and future maintenance) and finds that it would cost, conservatively, $25 billion dollars.

Of course, Trump has also repeatedly insisted that Mexico would pay for the wall–while Mexican leaders have repeatedly responded that they would do no such thing. He says he’ll be able to do it due to the trade deficit, but as Oliver points out, that money belongs to businesses and not the Mexican government.

Oliver then explains that the vast majority of undocumented immigrants in the United States don’t come over here by “crossing the border”–they simply come through regular channels and then overstay their visas. He also points out the many problems the fence built during George W. Bush’s administration caused problems and cost more than it was worth.

He concludes, that this wall is more about making Trump supporters feel good than it is about anything else–and proposes a solution that will do that, cost less money, and do about as much to curb illegal immigration as this wall will: WAFFLE IRONS FOR EVERYBODY!

The sad thing is–I don’t think this, or anything else, will do anything to convince Trump voters that the “wall” isn’t a good idea. Not only because they won’t watch this, but also because they have shown they respond more to bluster than they do to hard facts. ALAS.

[Last Week Tonight]